This post shows that you can pull educational information out of many TV shows if you are looking for it. I was drawn to this one because I love “Diners, drive-ins, and dives”. I noticed his style of speaking after a few episodes since it is quite distinct, but tying into the writing process and tone of voice is very interesting!
Tomorrow will be the first Halloween event I have experienced in a school setting as a teacher! Our center is holding a “sticker treat,” in which families are coming to walk their kids from room to room in order to get Halloween-themed stickers – the children and some teachers will be in their costumes. I am not really sure if the whole day will be different, or just parts of it. The event states “all day,” but I have no sense about the setup for teachers and if students might be coming and going throughout the day (or if it won’t change much besides many people in costumes). I guess we will see what the day brings!
Teaching can be tough, so it is always important to remember the happy and successful days. Today was one of the days – we had a great time creating wreaths, and everyone helped each other out with ripping the tissue paper and spelling names. Naptime went smoothly (even though only a few friends were asleep) because the children were calm on their mats with puzzles and coloring. AND we had a new girl tour the room who loved it and her mom signed her up to start next week! The rest of this week should be fun since it is a Halloween sticker treat on Friday, and I have an earlier shift tomorrow which will make a difference with when I handle certain situations. Hurray to a good middle of the week!
Today, I learned an interesting phrase called “eating the frog” and “chasing the squirrels” – it means that you have a big task you should be getting done, but you work on all the little things instead to avoid that job. I always like discovering more fun ways to describe skipping your work! Thanks boss 🙂
At the end of my shift, I collected tissue paper in Fall colors and paper plates. The children are going to make wreaths tomorrow for Thanksgiving or just as decoration – it will help them with motor skills, and precision for ripping and sticking on the tissue wrapping paper. These will look very nice up in our classroom for the Fall season! I really hope the children are as into it as I am 🙂
I am really glad that Sesame Street has become involved with Autism Awareness! Since it is such a common show in children’s lives, it is important that there are many different cultures. This child’s story is particularly interesting and Abby Cadabby’s excitement is very beneficial, rather than having her confused or nervous.
Today, the children explored the pumpkins and did a very good job of guessing! There was quite a range of numbers for the lines and weight – 5 pounds to 100 pounds, and 8 lines to 65 lines. I really enjoyed seeing the wheels turn as some of the girls lifted the pumpkins to see how heavy they were, and another child used the smaller pumpkins to compare the height of the biggest one. It is interesting what science discovery can do!
“As a toddler exploring the world, we are experiencing stories all around us. We grow, we speak and begin communicating our messages more clearly. Our writing begins with these ideas, content and story. It doesn’t begin with a pencil in our hand but instead much earlier. We begin paving the way of a writer when our eyes open up for the first time and we breathe in this life, our stage, our theater to write our dramatic beginnings. We begin our story.”
I enjoyed this quote from (twowritingteachers) because it helped explain the writing process for young children! Many people believe that only older students can begin writing and creating stories; however, like this quote states, children are creating stories constantly while playing. I remember that I used to come up with the most detailed concepts with my dolls and describe them to friends – I started writing down my ideas into scripts and stories when I was older, but the idea of a story was there much earlier.
This one is for yesterday because it was a very fast-paced evening after work with dinner and a movie.